Have a craving for the best Tokyo pizza? Consider this your DIY slice-by-slice guide to the tastiest pies in the city. Tokyo has an incredible food and drink scene: burgers, cocktails and of course, coffee.
Whether you’re a local looking for new food spots or just here for a few days while you’re visiting Japan, this is one place where carb lovers will be safe and sound.
Put your game face on; get ready to eat your bodyweight in fresh cheese and chargrilled dough at these seven best places for pizza…
Best pizzas in Tokyo
A special sort of ‘Tokyo Neapolitan’ style pizza, the dough here is extra fine and pizzas fired up in a Japanese cedar wood oven. If you’re lucky enough to grab one of the few seats at Pizza Studio Tamaki, be sure to order the simple Marinara. Perfection.
Seirinkan was one of the first Neapolitan-style pizza restaurants in the city and is considered the original Tokyo pizza pioneer. They’re a unique Tokyo Neapolitan-style (the dough is saltier than the Italian version) and utterly delicious.
There’s just two pizzas you can order here: a margherita or a marinara. Why mess with perfection?
This cheap ‘n’ cheerful pizzeria is in a basement nearby Inokashira Park, with the huge wood-burning oven centre of attention. As soon as you step inside you can smell the delicious dough cooking away.
As for toppings? They range from the classic (spinach, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes) to the creative (fries and wieners on the Americano pie).
This local pizzeria does simple and traditional pies that are nothing short of delicious.
Pizza Strada compares their pizza experience to that of a sushi bar, saying that just like amazing sushi, you will enjoy the slices with all five senses. Dig into the Four Cheese with Gorgonzola, Taleggio, Grana Padano and Smoked Mozzarella and you’ll soon agree.
The original Savoy in Azabu Juban is a tiny pizza restaurant with just 10 seats, but there’s now two other locations in the city incase that one is too busy.
The pizzas are cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven, with toppings changing with the seasons for the freshest flavours. The marinara pizza at Savoy proves that when the base is this good, you don’t need lots of toppings.
Head to the 38th floor on the Mandarin Oriental for an Italian twist on the chef’s table: you’ll dine at an eight-seat marble top bar right in front of the pizza oven. Get a full view of the master pizza maker (pizzaiolo) as he creates your pie.
Highlights include the classic Bufala, with simple traditional flavours made with fresh Buffalo mozzarella, tomato and basil.
Certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, this old school pizzeria keeps things simple when it comes to their pizzas. They stick to the authentic Napoli traditions and the result is incredible pizza.
Choose a foolproof margherita or try one of the seasonal specialities.
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